Celtics vs Heat start time, channel
Game 2 of Celtics vs Heat begins Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 pm ET on ESPN. The NBA playoffs are also airing on ABC and TNT. Full series schedule below.
The Celtics vs Heat live stream of game 2 will see the already-epic Eastern Conference finals continue. The 2020 NBA playoffs have already seen some hard-fought battles, but the clash between Boston and Miami is on its way to becoming a classic.
The Heat gutted out a win in game 1 in overtime, 117-114, after a clutch play by Jimmy Butler and a stunning block by Bam Adebayo on a Jayson Tatum dunk. Goran Dragic led Miami in scoring, with 29 points, but it was Butler’s crunch-time performance that really sealed the deal.
The Heat have been on fire (pun intended) in the playoffs, losing only game. Along with Butler and Dragic, Jae Crowder has stepped up as a dangerous offensive option, finishing game 1 with 22 points on five 3s. Miami has also worked hard on the defensive end, and their suffocating 2-3 zone, along with their red-hot shooting, will make it tough on the Celtics.
Of course, Boston isn’t going to sit back and let the Heat cruise to the finals. Tatum and Jaylen Brown have been excellent in the playoffs, but the Celtics need to get Kemba Walker going on offense. In game 1 shot just 6 of 19 from the field (and 1 of 9 from beyond the arc). If he can step up, and Gordon Hayward returns to play after recovering from injury, the Celtics have a good chance to tie up the series.
Here is everything you need to watch the Celtics vs Heat live stream for game 2.
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Celtics vs Heats live streams in the US
In the US, viewers can watch Celtics vs Heat game 2 on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 pm ET on ESPN. NBA playoff games are also airing on ABC and TNT.
If you’ve already cut the cord and don’t have a cable package, you’ll be able to get this game on Sling TV and fuboTV. ESPN and TNT are both included in the Sling Orange package, which costs $ 30, while Fubo’s $ 60 per month Standard package is lacking TNT.
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Celtics vs Heat live streams in the UK
British basketball fans will have to stay up late to catch the Celtics vs Heat live stream of game 2 at midnight BST. The game will air on Sky Sports, and those without Sky Sports can pick it up from Now TV, with prices starting at £ 9.99.
NBA League Pass is also available in the UK, at £ 42.99 for the rest of the year and serves up all of the games with no blackouts.
Celtics vs Heat live streams in Canada
Hoops fans in Canada can watch Celtics vs Heat on TSN, which can be added to your package if you don’t have it already. Specifically, it’s on TSN3.
NBA League Pass is also available in Canada.
Celtics vs Heat series schedule
(all times ET)
- Game 1: Heat 117, Celtics 114
- Game 2: Thu., Sep 17, 7 pm (ESPN)
- Game 3: Sat, Sep 19, 8:30 pm
- Game 4: Mon, Sep 21, TBD
- * Game 5: Wed., Sep 23, TBD
- * Game 6: Fri., Sep 25, TBD
- * Game 7: Sun., Sep 27, TBD
* = if necessary